Nigeria: They Are Heroes By Every Definition of the Term...

16 October 2020

There are many Nigerians - ordinary and not so ordinary alike - doing extraordinary things to keep their societies going.

However, their contributions - substantive and crucial as they may be - go unrecognized, unacknowledged and in some instances not even appreciated.

In the course of compiling nominations for this year's special publication, Daily Trust came across such Nigerians who are doing so much for humanity but get too little publicity.

Surprisingly, some of them are happy to remain anonymous, even though their stories are worth sharing.

Consider this: they are a group of housewives who decided to contribute N1,000 each from the N5,000 they receive under federal government's conditional cash transfer to buy a vehicle to convey the sick, especially women in labour to the neighbouring health facility for medical attention.

They are heroes by every definition of the term yet they want to remain unsung!

They seem content on reaping their rewards in heaven, not here on earth.

There is also the story of a a young entrepreneur whose passion is to see the young underprivileged members of his community have access to education.

"Those young men need a little support to begin their future and that is what necessitated the focus on education, and that is the reason why I prioritised investing in education," he told Daily Trust.

All the same, this year's edition of Unsung Heroes, like others before it, contains the stories of people who, in their own little ways, are contributing their quota to the betterment of their societies.

For the laudable things they do, Daily Trust decided to help them blow their trumpet which they seem to be too busy to do by themselves.

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